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MIBG injection

MBIG injection

Overview

During a MIBG scintiscan, the radioisotope MIBG is injected into a vein and then the abdomen is scanned. The scanner detects radiation from the radioisotope, MIBG, in order to locate or confirm pheochromocytoma, an adrenal gland tumor.

Review Date 7/3/2016

Updated by: Jason Levy, MD, Northside Radiology Associates, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.